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Pre-Medicine Program

Pre-Medicine Programs

Students may pursue a Pre-Medical program (Pre-medicine, Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine) at Kent State University . They must also complete all the requirements for a primary major or field of concentration. Students often choose to pursue the primary major in the biological sciences, chemistry, or psychology; they may, however, pursue any major in the college along with the premedical program. Note the BS Chemistry degree with a concentration in Biological Chemistry includes all the courses required for the Pre-Medical program. Pre-Medical Program Requirements are given below:

 

Pre-Dentistry 

BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations
BSCI 20140 Cell Biology

Choose 7-8 hours from the following:
BSCI 30156 Elements of Genetics
BSCI 30171 General Microbiology
BSCI 30518 Vertebrate Anatomy
BSCI 30519 Vertebrate Embryology and Developmental Anatomy
BSCI 40430 General Physiology

CHEM 10060 , 10061 General Chemistry I and II
CHEM 10062 , 10063 General Chemistry I and II Laboratory
OR
CHEM 10960, 100961 Honors General Chemistry

CHEM 30475 , 30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II

CHEM 20481 , 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry I and II
OR
CHEM 30481 , 30482 Organic Chemistry I and II

MATH 12001 Algebra and Trigonometry

PHY 13001 , 13002 General College Physics I and II
PHY 13021 , 13022 General College Physics Laboratory I and II
OR
PHY 23101 , 23102 General University Physics I and II

Some dental Schools may also require the following strongly recommended courses: CHEM 30101 , 30102 , 30103 , 30284 , 30360 , MATH 12002. Distributive requirements in the social sciences should be taken in the behavioral science areas (sociology and psychology).


Pre-Medicine, Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine  

BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations
BSCI 20140 Cell Biology

Choose 7-8 hours from the following:
BSCI 30156 Elements of Genetics
BSCI 30171 General Microbiology
BSCI 30518 Vertebrate Anatomy
BSCI 30519 Vertebrate Embryology and Developmental Anatomy
BSCI 40430 General Physiology

CHEM 10060 , 10061 General Chemistry I and II
CHEM 10062 , 10063 General Chemistry I and II Laboratory
OR
CHEM 10960, 100961 Honors General Chemistry

CHEM 30475 , 30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II

CHEM 20481 , 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry I and II
OR
CHEM 30481 , 30482 Organic Chemistry I and II

MATH 12001 Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

PHY 13001 , 13002 General College Physics I and II
PHY 13021 , 13022 General College Physics Laboratory I and II
OR
PHY 23101 , 23102 General University Physics I and II

Some medical schools may also require the following strongly recommended courses: CHEM 40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine or CHEM 40247 Principles of Biochemistry; MATH 30111 Basic Probability and Statistics. Distributive requirements in the social sciences should be taken in the behavioral science areas (SOC 12050 plus SOC 42563 Medical Sociology; PSYC 11762 plus PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology recommended).

Veterinary Medicine

The current “Admission Guidelines” of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine indicate that, in order to be eligible for “admission without condition”, students pursuing the Kent State Premedicine program should select BSCI 30156 Elements of Genetics and BSCI 30171 General Microbiology from among the biological sciences options and should add either CHEM 30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry or Principles of Biochemistry to the chemistry requirements above if neither is already being taken as part of the primary major. In addition, OSU recommends coursework in economics, sociology and psychology to fulfill the social sciences requirements. Speech (communications), history, classical studies and/or comparative literature are recommended for the humanities. A course in statistics also is encouraged. Math 30111 Basic Probability and Statistics is recommended.